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High-flying thanks to our Military!

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For the past three years, Southwest has provided the opportunity for our Customers and Southwest Employees to write their well wishes and encouraging words on patriotic cards themed Service, Honor, Sacrifice, and Celebrate.  These themes sum up Southwest’s commitment to our men and women in uniform during November, dubbed Military Heroes Month, and all year long. The card... read more

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IAVA Vets: Southwest Airlines and Stories From the Field

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At Southwest Airlines, we are thankful for the deep roots we have established with our military partners that support our Heroes.  Together we join hearts and hands to bring meaningful support to our Veterans and their families.  One of the organizations Southwest supports is the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).  The following are IAVA Member Reflections on... read more

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Recruiting Our Nation’s Best

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As a Military Recruiter for Southwest Airlines, I LUV showing my appreciation and support for the courageous men and women who have put their lives on the line to serve our country. My husband, Colonel Mike Clanton, served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 29 years, so I’ve seen first-hand the bravery and dedication our military display at home and at work. As a military wife... read more

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Honoring Veterans and Making Miracles

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By the spring of 2011, there was already a buzz among veterans of our local VFW Post 8985 that there was going to be a Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) ceremony in Washington, D.C. to honor the Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion, and the Military Intelligence Service whose heroic service during World War II made them the most... read more

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A Well-Deserved Welcome Home

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For those of us who live near family and friends, it’s easy to take for granted a hug from a loved one.  Even when we have family in another state (like I do), it’s comforting to know that they are just a plane ride away, but our Military Heroes know just how meaningful a hug and a welcome home celebration can be.  Recently, Southwest Airlines had the opportunity... read more

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 2012, A Few Random Thoughts

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If you are lucky to know a World War II Veteran, and have an opportunity to ask them their recollections of December 7, 1941, most assuredly they will convey the shock and horror they felt when the Armed Forces of the United States of America were attacked.  Although, the number of people who have firsthand memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor is dwindling, this... read more

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Military Heroes Month: Keeping Heroes Close to Our Hearts

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Today, I am reflecting back upon the 2012 Military Heroes Month and Southwest’s commitment to our Troops, Veterans, and their families.  We have been privileged to share a glimpse into these heroes’ lives featured in the stories throughout the month on service, how we honor the Military, the sacrifices these heroes make, and how we celebrate the brave who fight for... read more

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Military Heroes Month: SWA Family United Overseas

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I just got home this month from another deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Every year and a half, National Guardsmen who operate the C-130—a military transport aircraft—deploy. My deployment this year was staffed with members of the Kentucky, Missouri, and Wyoming Air National Guard units. On this deployment we flew in Iraq, Afghanistan,... read more

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Military Heroes Month: SWA First Officer Named Citizen Airman of the Year

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Southwest has a rich tradition of supporting the United States Military, and in particular, the Employees who have served and continue to serve. It’s only fitting that one of our very own Pilots was acknowledged by the Air Force Reserves for his brave service to our country along with Southwest being recognized as a Company that supports service men and women. Southwest... read more

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Military Heroes Month: A Whole New Meaning of Sacrifice

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This month, we have shared stories of service and honor as we recognize the men and women who have so courageously served our country. As a military mother, my heart swells with pride each time I think of my son’s dedication to our country, but this pride has not come without much sacrifice.Being apart from family during the holidays is one of the many sacrifices our... read more

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